Boulder Creek Provincial Park
About This Park
Boulder Creek Provincial Park is a small parcel of old growth hemlock forest located approximately 41 km north of Smithers. Although the park has limited access, it is an access route for hikers, ATVs, and mountain bikers to the upper part of the valley, such as Brian Boru and Tiltusha Peaks. It was established as a Provincial Park in 2000.
Park Size: 53 hectares
Location and Maps
The access to the park is very poor. The park can be accessed via Boulder Creek Forest Service Road, 41 km north of Smithers. The road has been brushed and is passable by 4 x 4 for 3.7 km, where it becomes narrow and passable only by ATV. The park boundary lies 5.5 km from highway 16.
Nature and Culture
- History - Boulder Creek became a Provincial Park in the year 2000.
- Cultural Heritage - Within the traditional territory of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation.
- Conservation - The park protects a small parcel of mostly old growth hemlock and a small amount of balsam fir, spruce and pine with a rich mossy undergrowth indicative of an old growth forest. The stand age class is approximately 250+ years. The Ministry of Sustainable Resources designated the Boulder Creek Valley as a Forest Ecosystems Network to protect its natural values and provide wildlife habitat.
- Wildlife (specific to this park or area) - Moose and coyote are known to frequent the area.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.